In all facets of life, parents want their children to be loved, protected successful. In the realm of sports, we want our children to be successful AND free from injury. Their welfare and especially their oral health is always a high priority. Helping and learning ways to protect our children who play a sport is important to me . I am concerned about preventing injuries in general. As an orthodontist, my primary mission in the area of injury prevention is to protect the orofacial area of the body from harm. Damage to this area without proper protection and information oftentimes produces negative results and a bad outcome. OUCH!!! Problems such as: loss of teeth, breakage of teeth, fracture to the lower jaw, impairment as a result of destructive force by a blow to the lower jaw and worse a blow that could possibly be transmitted to the base of the skull is not a pleasant thought or sight. Protective mouth pieces save parents and their young athletes in many ways.
Our Jones Orthodontics Custom Mouth Guard Program is not a new invention. Custom-made mouthguards are used by professional and amateur athletes in almost every sport, all over the world. This is due to the fact that they provide the highest level of protection, retention, comfort and fit without hindering speech or breathing during athletic activity. The custom-fit mouthguard is far superior to typical boil-and-bite mouthguards in fit, retention and the wearer’s compliance. This type of mouth guard maintains its shape and protection long after other mouthguards have worn out. Custom mouthguards excel in every category, allowing for maximum athletic performance. Custom mouth guards are made by dental professionals, who can also provide expert advice on intra oral problems, along with the immediate concerns about protection against orofacial injuries.
By John H. Jones III DDS
20 Pidgeon Hill Dr. #206
Sterling, Va 20165